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El Cortez

San Felipe 21850, San Felipe 21850, Mexico
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El Cortez
Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in San Felipe
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

El Cortez is located right next to the beach, and one can wander from one's room to the beach crossing the hotel property. The sun rise is superb! Reminded me of Hawaii. The Sea of Cortez has its own peaceful charm also. The room was quite spacious and clean, but relatively sparsely furnished. Our room was located on the second... More

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SUN CITY, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It was my spring break from school. (I am a teacher) My husband and I drove to San Felipe. We had not been to San Felipe for about 10 years and the last time we went there, the road was so bad that we had to have our motorhome worked on for loose nuts and bolts. Well we heard that... More

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San Marcos, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The first time I stayed here was in 1989 and have stayed there a handful of times recently. The location on the sand is the best thing about the El Cortez! Customer service and cleanliness of the rooms is not the greatest but sunrise on the beach dissolves all stress!

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Quebec City, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The hotel is on the beach and the room was pretty big but other then that, it's not worth the price ! I would at least think they include a breakfast... no. - First they lost our reservation (we wrote and didn't get confirmation so we called and reserved... no trace of anything), then the receptionist was not welcoming at... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I took the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to San Felipe (via Mexicali). When I arrived at San Felipe on the bus there were taxis waiting. Awesome! My check-in at the El Cortez was quick and friendly and after putting my bags in my room I went to the restaurant for lunch. The menu was large and my order... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Don't expect a luxury hotel room here. In fact, you might be skeptical about the bed and bathroom when you get here, but there is working air conditioning, and the beach is literally outside the door! The restaurant is mediocre, but there is wireless internet available in the restaurant.

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zug
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were two guys on a motorbike travel around the world and spent one night in el cortez in san felipe. We went for dinner at around 6 pm. When we came back one hour later the window was broken (see images) and pretty much all our electronic equipment was stolen including two notebooks. There were night guards and other... More

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san diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

For a small mexican town, simple clean rooms on the water, with a restaurant that sits 50 ft from the waters edge. And Two can have Breakfast for $12 US. Yes, Pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee for $6 ea. So take any US hotel on the beach and save $20 on breakfast alone. As for San Felipe, great town, great people,... More

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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Flew into San Felipe to meet up with a group called the Bush Pilots.. This was my first trip with them my third to San Felipe this year. We have reservations at the EL Cortez resort as a group,, about 45 planes.. I had stayed other places each other trip. When we arrived here we were treated with first-class service,... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I needed to get away for a few days and relax by the beach. I've never been to San Felipe and thought I'd check it out. The town sits on a bay at the top of the sea of Cortez and is about a four drive from Palm Springs or San Diego. San Felipe is a lot like Cabo, without... More

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Address: San Felipe 21850, San Felipe 21850, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > San Felipe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
El Cortez Hotel San Felipe

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